Office of Tribal Justiced

The Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ) was originally established in 1995 as a unit within the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in response to tribal concerns. On April 30, 2010, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. directed the establishment of OTJ as an independent component of the Department of Justice reporting directly to the Deputy Attorney General and the Associate Attorney General.

The mission of OTJ is to provide a principal point of contact within the Department of Justice for Indian tribes; to communicate Departmental policies with tribal implications; to promote internal uniformity of Department of Justice policies and litigation positions relating to Indian country; and to coordinate with other federal agencies and with state and local governments on their initiatives in Indian country.

The major functions of OTJ are to:

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